Candidates shall have served professionally in school, college, or community programs for a period of at least 10 years prior to nomination.
Candidates shall be members of this Alliance. Former members who have retired from professional work may be exempt from this requirement.
Candidates shall be persons of high moral character and personal integrity who by their leadership and industry have made outstanding and note-worthy contributions to the advancement of athletics, health education, physical education, recreation, dance, intramurals, and/or sport management in the state.
Candidates shall be at least 40 years of age and in possession of at least a Master's degree or be a National Board Certified Teacher. These qualifications may be waived by a unanimous vote of the committee.
To indicate leadership or meritorious contributions, the candidates should present evidence of successful experiences in any five or more categories of service from the following three Divisions:
Division I - Officers
A member of the Executive Board of NCAAHPERD
President of the NCAAHPERD
Officer of an Association in NCAAHPERD
Division II - Committee Work
Chairperson of a committee of NCAAHPERD
Committee work over a period of three years or more with local, state, district, or national organizations in athletics, health education, physical education, recreation, dance, intramurals, and/or sport management
Division III - Speeches, Writing, and Research
Significant addresses before educational groups, conventions, assemblies, and such other meetings held in the interest and promotion of athletics, health education, physical education, recreation, dance, intramurals, and/or sport management
Systematic research which has helped to advance the profession
Author or co-author of one or more books on athletics, health education, physical education, recreation, dance, intramurals, and/or sport management
Author of articles accepted and published by magazines of nation scope or brought out in monograph form
Articles for handbooks, newspapers, magazines, not covered above
An outstanding, original contribution to the profession which has affected its philosophy or practices, not included above
Procedures for the Honor Award
Procedure for Nomination
Any NCAAHPERD member may submit names of candidates by sending these to the Awards Committee on or before July 1.
Committee members shall submit to the chairperson by July 6 any nominations that have been submitted to them.
Procedure for obtaining biographical data
The chairperson shall send the official biographical data form adopted by the committee to each candidate by July 15.
The candidate shall provide the requested information, in the format indicated on the data form provided by the committee chairperson. No more than six pages (typed on one side of each page) will be considered by the committee.
The candidate shall return the biographical data form to the committee chairperson by June 15 in order to be considered for the current year.
Committee Review and Rating
The procedures for the selection of the Honor Award recipients shall not begin until the completion of the selection of the Hooks Award recipients.
The chairperson shall send each committee member a complete list of candidates to be considered for the current year's Honor Award.
The chairperson shall send committee members copies of each candidate's biographical data form.
On the first review, all candidates must be given a numerical rating classifying them in one of five groups
Groups Numerical Weight
Outstanding Qualifications 8
Excellent Qualifications 6
Good Qualifications 4
Poor Qualifications 2
Drop from List 0
The candidates receiving a rating of 4.0 or higher, determined by averaging the committee members' ratings, will be given a second rating by the committee.
The names of no more than four candidates who have received the highest ratings, determined by averaging the committee members' ratings, will be submitted to committee members for final voting of "yes" or "no" by September 15.
Five affirmative votes are necessary for committee approval of a candidate.
The number of Honor Awards to be presented in one year shall not be MORE than four (4).
There may be some years when the committee may not make a recommendation for an Honor Award.
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